We've all heard how we need to collaborate better, but what does this really mean?  What results can I expect to see with better collaboration?  

This workshop will demonstrate how productivity increases with greater collaboration and how to create better a more collaborative environment.  In the session you will not only have an opportunity to experience this relationship with a relatively simple learning game, but we'll look behind the curtain at the science and how some various behavioral models explain why this relationship exists.  We'll then explore some tactics you can use to help teams collaborate better and close with an exploration of what either helps or hinders collaboration and how you can use this information as well as the game with your teams.

If you have an interest in improving productivity of your team or the teams you serve, then this is the session for you.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

This is from the slide deck; I may add a few more slides at the beginning and end to get an icebreaker exercise to start people working together some and to give some ways they can contact me for follow-up.

  • Icebreaker - ~3 min
  • Learn the rules and execute the Power of 13 Collaboration Game through 4 'scenarios’ ~10 min/scenario (~40 min total :: total ~ 43 min)
  • Compare and debrief the results ~5 min (total ~ 48 min)
  • Discuss and post the highlights of learning ~10 min (total ~ 58 min)
  • Compare experience to various models used to describe team dynamics and communication ~10 min (total ~ 68 min)
  • What helps and hinders collaboration ~10 min (total ~ 78 min)
  • What can you do to improve collaboration ~5 min (total ~ 83 min)
  • Describe possible extensions and how this game has been used by the facilitator/co-facilitators ~2min (total ~ 85 min)
  • Additional Q&A ~5 min (total ~ 90 min)

Learning Outcome

There are three learning objectives:

  • Understand the relationship between collaboration and effective productivity and how it trumps the efficient flow of individual work.
  • Explore what helps and hinders collaboration and gain insight into what can be done to improve the situation.
  • Understand what team members and leaders can do to improve collaboration. 

Target Audience

Managers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Project Managers, Coaches, Executives

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